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 Homer Bezaleel Hulbert

Homer Bezaleel Hulbert

Birth
New Haven, Addison County, Vermont, USA
Death 5 Aug 1949 (aged 86)
Seoul, Seoul Special City, South Korea
Burial Seoul, Seoul Special City, South Korea
Memorial ID 75151792 · View Source
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Missionary, Journalist, Political Activist for Korean Independence. After education at Dartmouth, he attended Union Theological Seminary. He traveled to Korea in 1886 to teach English, but was expelled by the Japanese government in 1907. The Korean government honored him with the Order of Merit for National Foundation for his work advocating independence of Korea from Japan. In 1949 South Korean President Syngman Rhee invited him to return to Korea.

From Who's Who in the World, 1912:

Homer Bezaleel Hulbert: Born Jan. 26, 1863, New Haven, Addison Co., Vt., son of Calvin Butler and Mary E. (Woodward) Hulbert.
Educated at Dartmouth, A. B. 1884; A. M., 1888; Union Theol. Sem., N. Y.; graduated from same 1886.
Married in 1888 to May B. Hanna of N. Y.
Congregationalist. Republican. Address: 36 Marengo Park, Springfield, Mass., U.S.A.


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HOMER B. HULBERT
JANUARY 26 1863 - AUGUST 5 1949
MAN OF VISION AND
FRIEND OF KOREA
"I WOULD RATHER BE BURIED IN KOREA
THAN IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY"

Gravesite Details Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery - Homer Hulbert

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  • Maintained by: Chris Nelson
  • Originally Created by: S. Rich
  • Added: 19 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75151792
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Homer Bezaleel Hulbert (26 Jan 1863–5 Aug 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75151792, citing Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery, Seoul, Seoul Special City, South Korea ; Maintained by Chris Nelson (contributor 46617359) .